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Title: Triaxial tests on sands : Reid Bedford Bend; Mississippi River
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) - Potamology Report - 1950 -
Mississippi River
Reid Bedford Bend
Revetment failure
Flow failure
River banks
Bank stabilization
Soil mechanics
Soil investigation
Sandy soils
Soft soils
Triaxial tests
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 5-3.
Description: Potamology Report
Introduction: The purpose of the study reported herein was to investigate the strength characteristics, critical void ratlo, and susceptibility to liquefaction of a sand when tested in constant volume shear. In particular, it was desired to reproduce flow failures when using controlled conditions. It was also desired to compare the conditions which were necessary to obtain these results with the critical conditions as determined by conventional methods.. This study is part of an investigation concerned with large failures in the revetted bank of the Mississippi River at Reid Bedford Bend. Similar investigations are being conducted in connection with other bank failures and will be reported at a later date. The detailed purpose and scope of the investigation have been reported in "Volume 1, Potamology Investigations, Field Investigation of Reid Bedford Bend Revetment, Mississippi River," dated November 1948. This study is continuing, the techniques and procedures have been improved, and more precise results are being obtained. It is necessary, therefore, to regard the conclusions presented in this report as tentative and subject to revision.
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